LINKS

You may find some of these links useful for further research.

All About Hubs – an extensive tour de force on this website all about hub gears.

Bibliotheque Gallica – this French website is a fantastic resource.

Bidlake Memorial Trust – a lasting memorial garden to F. T. Bidlake and memorial prize.

Bike Cult Tracks and Velodromes – list of bicycle tracks and velodromes from past to present.

British Newspaper Archive – search hundreds of historic newspapers.

Brooks saddles – the official website.

Carpenter – a virtual museum dedicated to 50 years of specialist bike building by Henry and Frank Carpenter.

Chainwheel tattoo project – an interesting site for silhouettes of vintage chainwheels.

Chateau de Bosc – veteran cycle museum with very early and unusual examples.

Classic Lightweights – a comprehensive site on the history of British bespoke bicycle and component manufacture.

Classic Rendezvous – dedicated to Lightweight Vintage Bicycles c.1900~1983.

Cross frames – an interesting Dutch site on the history and variety of cross frames.

Cyclo – video on removing and rebuilding a 1930s Cyclo 3-speed freewheel

Disraeli Gears – a derailleur collection from before 1900.

Dursley Pedersen cycles – a delightful site well worth visiting.

Espacenet – patent search from c.1890.

Fahrradsammler – mainly German veteran cycles.

Flying Gate – originally built by the Baines brothers and now by TJ Cycles, includes a short video.

Frank Patterson – one of Britain’s most accomplished and prolific illustrators of cycling scenes.

French cycles and cycling – a variety mainly 1940s – 1960s.

Grace’s Guide – a substantial archive of British industrial history.

Internet Archive – a substantial digital repository of documents the link takes you to velocipedes.

National Cycle Archive – cycling history sources.

National Cycle Museum – home to over 260 cycles.

Online Bicycle Museum – an extensive site with excellent research material and images.

Registered Designs – helpful in dating registered design numbers.

Sheldon Brown – extensive resource on all sorts of cycling information.

Shuttleworth – the cycle collection including a rare lever-drive boneshaker.

Stenton Glider – interesting 1920s lightweights.

Sterba Bicycle Museum – stunning veteran cycle website.

Sturmey-Archer – the official website.

Sturmey-Archer – Tony Hadland’s blog including ‘How to repair old Sturmey-Archer hubs’.

Terrot Club de France – everything Terrot including catalogues.

Tonton Velo (Uncle Bike Forum) – French website for all things old bicycle.

Velobase – vintage cycling database.

Velorama – the Dutch national cycle museum.

Viking – Classic Viking Cycles – an extensive site.

Winged Wheels – about the Cyclists’ Touring Club.